Mick McCabe Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 1:21 PM EDT Sep 18, 2019 Look out Hot Bench, the Son of Swami is on his way. SOS understands we live in a litigious society these days and he doesn’t like it one bit. SOS shutters over some of the frivolous lawsuits taking up valuable space on the court dockets. Yet, SOS has no alternative but to join the party and has retained the services of Ryan (Edmonds) Dempsey, one of the chief litigators at Lupo and Koczkur, P.C., which SOS has ranked the No. 1 law firm in the Midwest, if not in Michigan. It all began last week when SOS was negotiating which game the All-Knowing One would attend. Lake Orion athletic director Scott Bell, whose father-in-law Mike Boyd won 361 games at Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, fourth most in state history, made his pitch. To lure SOS to fight the atrocious traffic on I-75, which also serves as a parking lot these days, Bell said there would be BW3 wings, Jet’s Pizza and Mrs. … [Read more...] about Michigan high school football: Son of Swami picks Week 4 games
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Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 6:10 PM EDT Jun 30, 2019 After he walked in from the dugout and into his manager’s office — where general manager Al Avila joined him to deliver some good news — Shane Greene headed into the cafeteria inside the Detroit Tigers’ clubhouse. Greene, the Tigers’ right-handed closer, had just been informed by Ron Gardenhire and Avila that he had made the AL All-Star team. But Greene, never one to toot his own horn, had more pressing business: His best friend in the bullpen, righty Joe Jimenez, was shaken up. Jimenez had just allowed another game-winning home run, and in the moments that followed — as he does after virtually every appearance — Greene debriefed Jimenez with what he saw from the bullpen, offering some words of motivation in the process. At that moment, the Tigers’ past two All-Stars were at the same table. Last year, it was Jimenez. This year, it’s Greene. More: Detroit … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers’ Shane Greene makes All-Star Game
Opinion PUBLISHED: 18:25 09 March 2019 | UPDATED: 19:53 09 March 2019 Andy Warren Jon Nolan celebrates his headed equaliser at West Brom during the second half Picture Pagepix Pagepix Ltd.07976 935738 Andy Warren hands out his player grades following Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw with West Brom. Paul Lambert at The Hawthorns Picture PagepixRating scale: 10 – world class display; 9- outstanding; 8- very good; 7 – good; 6 – decent; 5 – average; 4 – below average; 3 – poor; 2 – very poor; 1 – awfulBartosz BialkowskiBack to his best in this game. He had no chance with Johansen’s deflected free-kick but from then on made a string of excellent saves. He denied Murphy twice in the first half, made another good save from an Adarabioyo header and then superbly denied Dwight Gayle in the second period. He punched well and claimed a string of high balls too. 8Jon Nolan celebrates his headed equaliser at … [Read more...] about Player Ratings: Nolan’s best game in an Ipswich shirt, Bart back to his best and a good team display
Trailing by one point with a minute to play, Timberwolves forward Dario Saric rose up in the corner for a good look at a three. It clanked off the iron, sparking another battle for a board. The contenders: three Oklahoma City players, and Andrew Wiggins. In the past, Minnesota may as well have conceded the rebound. Wiggins traditionally only got the loose balls that essentially landed at his feet. Again, that was the past. If Ryan Saunders’ debut as interim head coach signaled in a new era of Timberwolves basketball, perhaps with it comes a different Andrew Wiggins. It was Wiggins who soared above the field to grab the all-important rebound, and held on strongly while a couple Thunder players hacked away at the ball before the whistle blew. Wiggins then went to the line to hit a pair of free throws to put Minnesota back in front. On the following possession, Wiggins — who had the ball in his hands for most of Minnesota’s late-game possessions — drove to the rim, … [Read more...] about Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins just played best game of his career. Is there more to come?
0 Have your say A new study from a Yorkshire university has suggested violent video games can actually bring out the best in some players. Chris Burn reports. The Grand Theft Auto video game franchise has been no stranger to controversy over the years and blamed for glamorising violence and crime ever since its first incarnation back in 1997. But a new paper from researchers from York St John University suggests that its reputation as a bad influence on players may be somewhat unfair.Dr Jack Denham, Learning and Teaching Lead at the School of Psychological & Social Sciences for York St John University, and Dr Matthew Spokes, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, have published research in the British Journal of Criminology which argues against the idea that games can be ‘violent’ by themselves and that the player and the decisions that they make are an equal part of the puzzle.The study says the modern games, which allow players to make different … [Read more...] about Why violent video games like Grand Theft Auto can bring out the best in players